Richard, Jason and Rich were all at Uplinq. This was the first year that Qualcomm has taken its Developer Conference on the road from home town San Diego. The venue change certainly didn’t appear to adversely effect attendance, with well over 1,000 registrations.
The most striking theme of the conference was the focus on connected devices beyond the smartphone. This from the company that has so far had its chipsets used in over 1B Android handsets. Sure they will carry on with ever more powerful chips in billions more phones but this conference was about more than that: connected cars, connected home, robotics, augmented reality and digital life were all strong themes in a packed two day agenda.